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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.
^^^ If you need GPS tracks I have a bunch of the area
I sat on one and it fit me great. Fortunately I have an understanding wife that realizes that bike rides are my way to relax. I still plan on doing long trips; just not as many.
After several long rides on my Feejer, cruiser control became an obvious need to my continued enjoyment. I spent an entire weekend adapting an auto cruise (you-tube) and lived happily ever after. Plus it was a fun project.
I have a Kaoko throttle lock on my sport tourer. The functionality has been a Godsend on roadtrips. Recommended.
I noticed in California the Freeway speeds are like 65+mph.
He have a lot of fast movers with TX plates that drive really fast. Some juke in and out of traffic on the Interstate to keep up with their home town speed limits. Mostly Texans are complete Assholes on the road in this area. A 70mph speed limit is the law. It does not matter what your plates read. Granted, I'm glad they are supporting the tax revenues. So, as long as they do not get anyone hurt or wreaked, all is well... Oh, and pay the reckless driving tickets or better yet pay huge court fees to have it off their record.
If you're cruising at 75mph here you will literally be pushed out of the way by other motorists. That's the biggest reason why I don't like commuting on the DR. 85mph is cruising speed here. An FJR with throttle lock here would be hella sweet!
I want an FJR so I can take a week off, hop onto RT80 for as long as I can stand it, take a right onto 191, and like hi hunny, I'm in Yellowstone.
You'll be a quick adapter of a throttle lock.
Relax. I got this.
Yeah, they're not really any better here at home. In Texas traffic tends to flow at 5-10 over, so transplanted drivers will be driven mad if y'all actually drive the limit. Having switched from a car to a full size truck in the last year, ice noticed it helps to be in a larger vehicle down here. Oddly enough, most are quite considerate of motorcycles. Probably because there are tons of them out on nice, sunny, Sunday afternoons.
thanks for the feedback.
When I road through Texas it was odd seeing convoys of white trucks driving on the Freeways. At first I thought they were together, then realized its a very popular color and type of transportation.
the Ford F-150 is the number one sold vehicle in the USA for a reason.
Hah! Yeah. A lot of times the white trucks are work trucks, and some people buy them just to get a cheap truck. I'm not due of the appeal of the F150 personally. I got way more truck for my money with a Tundra. Plus, I just seem to like Japanese vehicles the best.
Good luck dealing with or crazy drivers!
I picked up a Go Cruise throttle lock for a 3,300 mile trip to Alaska.
(ProCycle of course)
I had never used one and wondered if it would really be of any benefit, but decided to give it a try.
Wow! I'm sold
I used it constantly on the highways and often in town and I don't go for a ride without it unless it is a dirt only ride, and even when riding in the dirt I don't remove it.
So simple and so inexpensive ($20) it just plain works.
I bought another one as soon as I got home to use on my other bikes.
(They come in two sizes for fat grips or regular grips)
My wrists used to go numb at times on the highway, now I can take either (or both) hands off the grips to stretch, to rest, or to wave.
I recommend this simple throttle lock to everyone.
Two thumbs up!
I just looked online and I see Go Cruise also sells an aluminum version with a tension adjusting screw that is nice:
Go Cruise 2 ($31.30)
I bought a 19" front with rotor and mounted Shinko 705 plus a brand new spare 705 from an inmate for a good price a few years ago. I just mounted the spare on the front of my Strom so I feel I got a good deal. Anyway, two things: if you want a street front setup, I highly recommend the 19", and second, since mounting it up, I have not yet put the 21" with IRC knobby back on.
I bought my Monster after kids were born, replacing a BMW K100RS (pre-DR days), thinking I'd just do occasional local 2-4 hour rides, and commute. Got old real fast. Realized I'd rather do 3 or 4 weekend rides a year, to the Sierra, than ride the same local twisties and hang out at Alice's with the same crowd. Of course, then I would stare longingly at all those dirt roads in the mountains; took my Duc up quite a few but finally got a Strom, then DR. I wouldn't kick an FJR out of my garage now either. But, gotta thin the herd ...
And where you live 80 mph is automatically Reckless Driving.Thats 12 points and loss of license for 1 year if convicted. And in my experience those I81 troopers don't have much of a sense of humor.
I run go cruise on both the DR and the Tenere full time too. Too spoiled to do without.
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That means it's still too rich.
That there is still a rich stumble in the 3rd position corroborates that there is extra fuel coming from somewhere. Possible sources are a worn emulsion tube, larger than stock pilot jet, high fuel level (due to incorrect float height adjustment or faulty float system), drilled slide, cut slide spring, clogged air bleed jet, stuck cold start enrichment slide, and/or additional preload on the slide spring.
The cold start circuit is supposed to take care of that until the engine is warm enough.
If it's a Uni UP-123, those don't come oiled, and don't filter very well even when oiled. I recommend adding an oiled foam sleeve or replacing with an oiled foam unit.
It should be replaced if it's been smashed flat as they commonly are.
I don't think the wetness means a leak (actually the contrary may be true). It's probably not necessary to replace the cover unless there is visible damage and/or testing reveals a vacuum leak.
In my opinion the tail of a caliper is not accurate enough as it's difficult to assure that it's normal to the gasket surface and there is not enough overlap to the float.
What year is your DR650 and what code is stamped into the existing emulsion tube? Also, does it have the Mikuni square in the corner of a square symbol stamped in it?
09494-00884 is what I sell for '96 & up DR650s.